Palimpsest, contemporary text font

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Andreas Stötzner's picture
Joined: 12 Mar 2007 - 10:21am
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It appeared to me lately that he is working on Cyrillic parts.

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Joined: 20 Jun 2008 - 8:44pm
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Sorry for the lack of updates but I had very limited time to invest in type projects since early 2012. This scenario will remain the same during about one year from now –so real news are expected just to 2014.

Anyway, the development continued, although slowly, and the regular style is mostly ready (yellow groups are the incomplete parts):

In table columns, UC, LC, SC and PC means uppercase, lowecase, small caps and petite caps. Italic style is also underway:

I know just a specimen would give a good view of the font, but for now I do not have an updated one. So these captures may give an idea (sorry for the large width):

Besides this, I also started a sans serif font to work as companion for this project. They share the same glyph set and main proportions. Its basic Latin alphabet is ready. A sample:

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Joined: 16 May 2005 - 9:14am
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I like the sans; its proportions are clear and open, easy to read, nicely humanist. I'm undecided about the curve at the top of the tall letters, though: they seem too... playful? They match the n-letters, but they're functional there (opening up the notch). The bottom of the stem of b should be opened to match the n. Maybe the bottom of the e might want to go out a bit, so that it isn't so clearly just a cutaway from the o. But again, it's nice, clean work.

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Joined: 17 Sep 2009 - 10:07am
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Igor, having seen your [[http://typophile.com/node/102121#comment-550922|comment in the Build forum]] I came over here to review your progress and I am very glad to see that this is still in development, if temporarily on hold. This is great work and if you had not already reached the conclusion, well worth pursuing a commercial release for when you are ready.

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Joined: 20 Jun 2008 - 8:44pm
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Thank you, Karl. It is very good to hear that. For sure, this font family will be completed and released, although not soon.

Jafo, thank you very much for the critique. I mostly agree with you. The top curve seems a bit fancy and there are several adjusts to be made in curves. When I come back to design it, I will consider these points.